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Agent Orange in Korea: Defoliants in DMZ

May 21, 2011

Defoliants in DMZ

According to the Ministry of National Defence (MoND) a total of 59,000 gallons of Agent Orange, Agent Blue and Nuruon were sprayed over approximately 80 million square meters, and in 1968, 26,639 soldiers were exposed to them, with no records available for 1969. One gram of dioxin contained in the defoliant is sufficient to kill 20,000 people, and so it is highly likely that some of the soldiers suffered from side effects.

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  1. rich pethel Reply

    I was in Camp red cloud………   uijong, bu korea………..thru  3/71……….  u think I was exposed to ao……….i was out in the field a good bit……..thanks….

  2. Susan Jeavons Reply

    My husband Sidney L. Jeavons III was one of the soldiers exposed to AO in Korea during the Vietnam War. He was stationed at Camp Hovey. He now has stage 3 non-small cell adenocarcinoma in his left lung and two lymph glands. He has undergone 36 radiation treatments and is now on his second round of chemo. We had to fight to get his benifits, but with Congressman LaTourette of Ohio, we finally got what my husband deserves. He was on the DMZ from 1969-1970 in the Army. Anyone who was stationed at Camp Hovey can write to me for more info. God Bless the Veterans!

    • admin Reply

      Hi Susan,

      Thank you for your comment. Is it okay if I post your comment to our FB page & blogs? That way perhaps people who need help can find you. Is the email address on the comment the one I should use? Please let me know. Thanks Sharon Perry, Founder – AO Legacy – aolegacy@gmail.com

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